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Pueblo County commissioner responds to anti-pot resolution

Pueblo County commissioner responds to anti-pot resolution

PUEBLO, Colo. - Pueblo County commissioners may limit issuing future marijuana licenses next year after the Pueblo West Metro Board urged them to discontinue doing so.

"We did not intend for, or want, the majority of the recreational shops to be out in Pueblo West. That's the nature of the free market but we've heard the voice of the metro board and we're going to try to address it," said Commissioner Sal Pace.

Pace said commissioners will be meeting next Monday to talk about limiting future marijuana growth within the county, and possibly issuing a moratorium on marijuana establishments, specifically for Pueblo West. The majority of the retail pot shops in the county are in Pueblo West.

"There was nothing special put into the regulations to encourage a majority of the dispensaries to go to Pueblo West," Pace said.

On Tuesday night, the Pueblo West Metro Board passed a non-binding resolution, urging commissioners to stop issuing any marijuana-related licenses in Pueblo West. The board also asked commissioners to share with the board a portion of the tax money the county collects from marijuana sales.

"No, we don't give anything to the metro board, however the new revenue that has come in has allowed us to spend more money in Pueblo West, including a recent $100,000 that we've committed to Highway 50 expansion through Pueblo West," Pace said.

He added that there are plans to look at sharing revenue with Pueblo West in the near future.

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